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Poll Results: Keep or sell 6970 for 7970

 
  • 60% (14)
    Keep 6970 and buy second 6970 Xfire
  • 39% (9)
    Sell 6970 and buy 7970
23 Total Votes  
post #51 of 88
better performance: xfire 6970's.
less issues with drivers (if any), less power consumption, less heat: 7970.
post #52 of 88
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Originally Posted by th3m3rc View Post

I would sell your AMD cpu/mobo and get a 2500k and a MSI P67-G45 motherboard for $300 biggrin.gif

Im just going to wait until ivy bridge. I have my 955 on water and overclocked to 4ghz I don't have any problem running anything.
post #53 of 88
make sure that your psu will have the guts for Xfire or esle you will end up haing to buy a new one too, thus blowing your budget to hell
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post #54 of 88
I have trifire 6970s (6990+6970) and I can't properly run bf3 in eyefinity. So there is that. Now, before yous decide that you want an upgrade think real hard that you absolutely needed eyefinity. I though I wanted it but after playing for a while with eyefinity I pretty much ditched it. Only maybe use it for racing games with in cabin view.

So if you really want eyefinity for sure get 7970 and then crossfire it a few month down the road. If you play around with it for now and decide 1 monitor is good, then just stick with a single 6970 for now, since it can handle all games on one monitor and I think it should last almost until the 8 series comes out. Or you'll just buy a used 6970 down the road. Basically my advice is don't bother with eyefinity and stick with your current card until its not enough.
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post #55 of 88
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make sure that your psu will have the guts for Xfire or esle you will end up haing to buy a new one too, thus blowing your budget to hell

750 Corsair TX psu I should be fine
post #56 of 88
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Originally Posted by FcZenitFan View Post

I have trifire 6970s (6990+6970) and I can't properly run bf3 in eyefinity. So there is that. Now, before yous decide that you want an upgrade think real hard that you absolutely needed eyefinity. I though I wanted it but after playing for a while with eyefinity I pretty much ditched it. Only maybe use it for racing games with in cabin view.
So if you really want eyefinity for sure get 7970 and then crossfire it a few month down the road. If you play around with it for now and decide 1 monitor is good, then just stick with a single 6970 for now, since it can handle all games on one monitor and I think it should last almost until the 8 series comes out. Or you'll just buy a used 6970 down the road. Basically my advice is don't bother with eyefinity and stick with your current card until its not enough.

Really you can't run bf3 maxed out with trifire?
post #57 of 88
My xfired 6950s@6970 run everything smooth as silk. Slight OC: 900c 1400m. My vote goes for a 2nd 6970 (used / w/ warranty).
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post #58 of 88
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What did you upgrade from for your 7970?

I didn't upgrade. I downgraded. I had a Mars II tongue.gif
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post #59 of 88
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I didn't upgrade. I downgraded. I had a Mars II tongue.gif

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